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Social Bookmarking: Here Is Why It Is Irresistibly Good For You

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Posted 17th October 2008 at 12:22 PM by Suthan M

The biggest technological development of the late twentieth and early 21st centuries is probably the Internet. It has brought together people from all cultures, social and political ideologies and economic pursuits. This led to the development of what is currently known as "social book-marking" sites that have taken the internet world by storm.

This new trend on cyberspace comes with a lot of benefits that you may not want to miss out on. Three are worthy of being mentioned here as they concern Internet marketers, irrespective of their areas of endeavor or business niches. These include:

1. Quick Indexing: The fastest way to have any webpage or site visited by the search engines and indexed is by submitting them to any of the popular social book-marking sites like StumbleUpon, OnlyWire and others. I have had a brand new one-day old website visited by the Yahoo, Google and MSN search engine robots within 24 hours of submitting them to these social book-marking sites. I can categorically say that it is the best bait to attract the bots to your pages.

2. Traffic Generation: There is more to book-marking your pages online than just getting indexed; you are also guaranteed some traffic from these sites as soon as you submit to them. Since you will also be tagging (or submitting them under your niche keywords), a lot of the traffic from these sites are also very targeted. The result is that you may also have return visitors if you have very useful content or compelling offers on your website.

3. Personal Branding: Most of the social bookmarking sites like StumbleUpon also give you the opportunity to develop your own page on their site. This is more like a more developed profile that you can use to list all your web pages, post links to your sites and even publish content on any niche that you may be involved in.

In this way, you are not only submitting your pages to get one-way links to your sites, you are also branding yourself; you are establishing yourself as an expert to reckon with in your niche. A lot of these profile pages also get very high PR love from Google, thereby giving you a better chance of dominating your niche in the search engines. A lot of people on the site will also add you as a friend which will expand your network of fans and thereby generating you more traffic for you.

4. Quality Backlinks: As I mentioned above, you can build a personal page on a lot of the social book-marking sites, including the leading one, StumbleUpon. I have seen personal pages on these sites that have grown to a PR3 and even PR4. The effects of these is that your page will be frequented by the search engine robots, indexing any new content that you post on it and even following links to your own personal site and indexing the new pages and content on them. People pay top dollars to have high Page Rank links pointing their way, but with the right profile, you get them for free anytime and for a long time to come.

If you are interested in giving your internet business, personal site or even an NGO you are promoting, you will never go wrong with joining the social book-marking bandwagon; just be sure that you go the extra mile and milk them for all they can offer.

Suthan M is a social book-marking fanatic and reveals some of his most guarded secrets to making the best out of it on his site
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